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Community-Academic Partnership (w. UBC)

Community-Academic Partnership that adapted a well-established peer support framework (the 12-Step Program) to support those with mental health conditions—specifically those in need of postpartum peer support in rural settings. This partnership included April Hards (Citizen Partner and Co-Lead), who is a single Métis mother and member of the LGBTQIA2s+ community with valuable lived experience in chronic mental illness and community-based research to the project. Other project team members included Dr. Jude Kornelsen (Academic Partner, Co-Lead), Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at UBC and the Co-Director for the UBC Centre for Rural Health Research; Audrey Cameron (Project Coordinator and Patient Engagement lead at the Centre for Rural Health Research; and Natalie Boyle (Student Researcher) with knowledge and interests in perinatal mental health.

Research Articles

Improved Support for Rural Perinatal Mental Health

Our methods for attaining information, creating program content and implementation was highly focused on a multi lens and community inclusion approach….